Once Upon a Time, StumbleUpon Beats Facebook In Generating Site Traffic
From March 2009 to July 2009, StumbleUpon was actually the number one social media sites that drives the most traffic to websites. Overall, from Mar 09 to Mar 10, StumbleUpon was second to Facebook in generating traffic to websites with 25% of social media hits, while Facebook had 48%. Twitter had 10% of social media hits. Â The rest include – YouTube (6%), reddit (4%), Digg (2%) and MySpace (2%).
So, what’s the importance of these statistics? From a business perspective this only goes to show that social media sites could be a good tool for driving traffic to business sites. Hence, we now see more brands having their Facebook pages linked to their individual corporate websites.
Mr. Aodhan Cullen, CEO of Statcounter remarks:
â€œSocial Media market share fluctuates a lot more than browser or search statistics. For example, Facebook peaked over Christmas and the New Year with almost three quarters of the total, perhaps reflecting its important role in communications between families and friends.â€
In case you’re wondering StatCounter’s data was based on 13 billion page views across the globel StatCounter network of member sites.
So there, if your Â company does not have a social media presence yet, you might want to start creating one on Facebook, especially now that there are many things happening with Facebook in terms of features and functionality.